Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Västerås

Sweden’s seventh largest city is also one of the country’s oldest. Welcome to Västerås! You’ll find activities and events for the entire family to enjoy here as well as a rich cultural life, a vibrant night life, a boiling sea life and an exciting history. You can spend the night under water or among the treetops, visit a Guide Michelin award winning cathedral and Sweden’s largest burial mound Anundshög — there really is something for everyone in Västerås!
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Elba Ferry

Hop on board this classic ferryboat at the harbour, Öster Mälarstrand or Västerås Mälarcamping. A round trip takes about an hour and also passes the islands of Östra Holmen and Elba. It’s up to you whether you want to stay on board or hop off and enjoy some swimming and sunbathing at Östra Holmen or some shopping in the town centre and hop back on again later in the day.
Adresse: The harbour
Åpningstider: May until August
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Rent a RIB

This is an experience that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Let Rent-a-RIB take you across Lake Mälaren at a speed of 50 knots before gliding in through a narrow sound and making a stop for a barbecue, swimming and sunbathing.
Adresse: The guest harbour
Telefon: +46 70 699 32 40
Åpningstider: May until July
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Aggarön

Aggarön is one of the largest islands in the Ridö-Sundbyholm archipelago and offers some beautiful countryside and an exciting history. The island has a rich animal life and is home to fallow deer and roe deer as well as the odd moose. These days, the island is one of the treasures of the Västerås archipelago and is a popular retreat for anyone looking for the peace and quiet of the countryside and all it has to offer. It is possible to rent cottages on the island.
Adresse: Aggarön
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
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Björnöbadet

Björnö is an island just outside central Västerås and has several beaches, a restaurant and a café. One of the most popular beaches is Björnöbadet with its 350-metre-long sandy beach and nearby toilets, playground and kiosk.
Adresse: Björnö
Telefon: +46 73 952 66 74
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Framnäs

Framnäs is a popular beach not far from the city centre. Swim in the lake, relax on the beach or give your dog a chance to have fun in the water at the nearby dog beach — all while enjoying a stunning view of the archipelago.
Adresse: Framnäs
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Västerås Guest Harbour

Västerås Guest Harbour is centrally located close to restaurants, cafés and the city centre. Amenities include a camper van park and bike hire. The guest harbour and camper van park are open between 1 May and 30 September. Mooring and parking fees are to be paid at the harbour office, where you can buy coffee, soft drinks, fresh sandwiches etc.
Adresse: Västerås gästhamn, Lögarängsvägen
Telefon: +46 70 699 32 40
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Gäddeholm

Gäddeholm has a new beach that attracts many visitors. Gäddeholm is situated east of central Västerås. We recommend that you take your bike here along the new cycle path from Västerås and discover the beatiful nature on your way. In Gäddeholm there is also a very popular café.
Adresse: Gäddeholm
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
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Lögastrand

Lögastrand is Västerås’ new bathing area with a wonderful wooden deck, a fine sandy beach and large lawned areas in central Västerås. This popular bathing area opened in summer 2014 and is only a short walk away from Västerås city centre. You can sunbathe on the wooden deck and beach, have a game of volleyball or relax on the large lawned area.
Adresse: Sjöhagsvägen
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Lövudden

There is plenty of fun to be had at Lövudden! As well as a sandy beach there is also a jetty, a lawned area, playground, playing fields, barbecues, a café and a mini golf course. The Swedish YMCA also has a centre here where you can rent canoes, sailing boats, rowing boats, pedalos and windsurfing boards.
Adresse: Johannisbergsvägen
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
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Ridön

Ridön is one of the largest islands in the Ridö-Sundbyholm and offers some amazing countryside and fantastic adventures! Travel across this beautiful island in a tractor-drawn cart, take a cup of coffee at the café, visit the museum and spend the night at the youth hostel or rent a cabin. Ridön is an island that is well worth a visit.
Adresse: Ridön
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
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Östra Holmen

Östra Holmen is one of the most popular islands in the Västerås archipelago and the locals flock here to swim, sunbathe and picnic. The island is just a 15-minute boat ride away from the harbour and has child-friendly sandy beaches and smooth rocks as well as naturist beaches. There is a regular ferryboat service here during the summer months.
Adresse: Östra Holmen
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
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Anundshög

Anundshög is Sweden’s largest burial-mound, 9 m high and 64 m in diameter. The mound is from the 10th century, and although it is said that King Bröt-Anund is buried there, it has never been proven. For centuries this area was a cultural centre for the entire west Mälardalen region.
Adresse: Anundshög
Telefon: +46 21 39 00 00
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Djäkneberget

This beautiful and unusual park in central Västerås gets its name from ”djäknar”, as students of the old upper secondary school used to be called. It is more than just the name that serves as a reminder of days of old though. The park has almost 500 stones with inscriptions, thoughts or names of honourable people.
Adresse: Djäknebergsgatan 10
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Engsö Castle

Engsö Castle is renowned all over the world for its ghosts and for the thin five-foot-long ”Engsökedjan” chain embedded in the wall of the castle, which, according to legend, was won by Johan Sigismund Sparre, the last of his line, in a game of dice with the devil himself.
Adresse: Engsö Slott
Telefon: +46 76 052 85 88
Åpningstider: May until August
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Frösåkers Brygga

The settlement gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Viking Age by getting involved in activities such as baking flatbread over an open fire, making ropes and shooting catapults. Sweden’s largest floating boat museum is also being built here, with over 20 traditional boats. Frösåkers brygga is a highly unique and genuine tourist attraction that entertains and fascinates visitors.
Adresse: Frösåkers Brygga 7
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
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Kyrkbacken

Kyrkbacken, or Church Hill, is an ideal place for historic walks, either as part of a guided tour or single-handedly, where you can imagine what life would have once been like here in the 17th century. There are also several galleries and craft shops in the trendier Kyrkbacken of today.
Adresse: Kyrkbacksgatan
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
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Kokpunkten

The last three years have been spent breathing life back into Västerås’ old steam power station and the opening day is fast approaching. Kokpunkten is a incredible fun water park filled with thrills and a fantastic view of the Västerås archipelago. Kokpunkten is an adventure! The water park boasts a number of new and unique attractions and more than 500 m of water slides – all laid out across eight floors in the old steam power station in Västerås.
Adresse: Ångkraftsvägen 8
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
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Prison Island

Prison Island is full of cells with tricky challenges to solve in each one. Every cell has challenges to be solved using creativity and cooperation in groups of 3-4 people. There are challenges for small and agile and big and strong alike.
Adresse: Kopparbergsvägen 13
Telefon: +46 21 35 13 50
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Skultuna Brassworks

Skultuna Brassworks, 10 km north of Västerås, was founded 400 years ago and has museums, a riverside café, a factory shop and outlet stores. The museums have collections of unique and unusual objects. At the Skultuna outlet stores you can buy well-known Swedish brands of glass, textiles and jewellery.
Adresse: Bruksgatan 8
Telefon: +46 21 783 00
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Tidö Castle

Tidö Castle, with its beautiful sandstone portals, is built in a tight Dutch renaissance style.
Adresse: Tidö Slott
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
Åpningstider: May until August
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Vallby Open Air Museum

Vallby Open Air Museum is one of Sweden’s largest with around 40 buildings from the county of Västmanland. The museum also has a live exhibition in the form of animals and plants that were typical of these environments.
Adresse: Skerikesvägen 2
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
Åpningstider: Monday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Vedbobacken

Have fun on the slopes without having to travel to the mountains! Vedbobacken is Västerås’ very own urban ski slope. Weather permitting, Vedbobacken is open from mid-December to mid-March and offers several runs of varying difficulty, from green to red, two lifts, a sledging slope, ski hire, a café and public barbecuing facilities. There is always snow at Vedbobacken when they are open, even if there is no snow on the ground!
Adresse: Vedbobacken
Telefon: +46 21 548 06 11
Åpningstider: Mid-December until mid-March
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Västerås Art Museum

Västerås Art Museum mainly exhibits Swedish art from its own collection. The temporary exhibitions held at the museum focus on contemporary art by Swedish artists. The museum also has an extensive education programme, with activities that include tours and studio work for different kinds of groups.
Adresse: Karlsgatan 2
Telefon: +46 21 39 32 22
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Västerås Castle

This castle, dating from the 13th century, is situated just a stone’s throw from the city centre. From 14 June 1573 to 16 October 1574, Erik XIV was imprisoned at Västerås Castle. He sat in this ”dark prison” separated from his consort Karin Månsdotter and their children. The king was then moved to Örbyhus and poisoned with pea soup. He was later buried in Västerås cathedral. The castle now houses the residence of the County Governor.
Adresse: Slottsgatan
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
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Västerås Cathedral

The oldest parts of the Cathedral date back to the 13th century. Its art treasures and modern contrasts are unusual in a shrine of this kind. There are 163 intact gravestones in the cathedral and Erik XIV is buried here. Västerås Cathedral has been awarded three stars by Guide Michelin, with the explanation ”worth making a tour for”.
Adresse: Västra Kyrkogatan 6
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
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Västerås Flight Museum

Västerås Flygmuseum (Aviation Museum), housed in a hangar from the 1930s, has 25 aircraft, the majority of which can still fly. The museum is open on Sundays and has a flight simulator where visitors can test-fly a number of different aircraft, including a J 35 Draken.
Adresse: Västerås Flygmuseum, Hässlögatan 16
Telefon: +46 21 495 06 40
Åpningstider: Sundays 11am–4pm
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Västmanlands County Museum

The museum aims to improve and convey knowledge about the cultural heritage of Västmanland, to improve insight into the past and to enrich the perspective of the present and the future. Västmanlands läns museum (Västmanland's county museum) is now situated at Karlsgatan 2, where it shares its premises with Västerås Art Museum.
Adresse: Karlsgatan 2
Telefon: +46 21 39 32 22
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Åkesta Observatory — VARF

Åkesta Observatory was built in 1939 by the amateur astronomer Åke Odelberg, and this ”star house” is one of Sweden’s oldest privately owned observatories.
Adresse: Åkesta Gård 5, Skultunavägen
Telefon: +46 72 557 04 80
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Björnögårdens restaurang

Björnögårdens restaurant, on the picturesque island of Björnö, is a cosy restaurant with magnificent views of lake Mälaren and the surrounding countryside. The restaurant serves coffee and cakes, sandwiches and lunches, as well as special weekend menus.
Adresse: Björnö
Telefon: +46 21 262 00
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Bistro Gränden

A pure bistro with great food, a bar and a deli counter for food-loving and hungry guests. Enjoy great food and drinks at this pure bistro. The dining room serves small dishes, main courses and grilled meat and fish from an open kitchen.
Adresse: Smedjegatan 7
Telefon: +46 21 448 40 60
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Brasserie Stadsparken

Brasserie Stadsparken has the relaxed feel of a local restaurant and is located in the heart of the city centre alongside the Svartån River and the city park.
Adresse: Stora gatan 35
Telefon: +46 21 448 50 80
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Frank Bistro

The small, charming and intimate Frank bistro in the city centre is so popular that bookings need to be made well in advance. The menu is governed by the fresh ingredients that the chefs can get hold of.
Adresse: Stora torget 3
Telefon: +46 21 13 65 00
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Kajplats 9

Kajplats 9 is a vibrant restaurant and small market hall in the harbour right on the edge of Lake Mälaren. Whilst it specialises in fish and shellfish, there are also a few meat dishes on the menu.
Adresse: Sjötullsgatan 2
Telefon: +46 21 13 62 22
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Limone Ristorante Italiano

A very pleasant Italian restaurant with a wide selection of delicious dishes and drinks. Limone Ristorante Italiano is a cosy restaurant with excellent service and great food. A real paradise for lovers of Italian cuisine!
Adresse: Stora gatan 4
Telefon: +46 21 41 75 60
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Laxmi Indisk

Laxmi serves deliciously spicy Indian food from in the centre of Västerås. The restaurant offers traditional Indian dishes with wholesome spices and fresh ingredients, which are both good and healthy.
Adresse: Snickargatan 1
Telefon: +46 21 80 11 90
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Nya Hattfabriken

A restaurant that is reminiscent of Västerås in a bygone era and that serves traditional Swedish fare in a former hat shop.
Adresse: Slottsgatan 8
Telefon: +46 21 13 65 01
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Restaurang Varda

The menu has a combination of international dishes and Swedish classics with a twist. As soon as your meal arrives you’ll understand that your taste buds will soon be jumping with joy.
Adresse: Vasagatan 14
Telefon: +46 21 14 81 50
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Café Anund

Café Anund is situated close to the burial mounds at Anundshög. They serve cakes, ice cream and light lunches, coffee and soft drinks. They bake all the bread, buns and cakes themselves, mainly using local and organic ingredients.
Adresse: Anundshög 5
Telefon: +46 21 39 15 53
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Borgåsunds Restaurant

The café serve delicious cakes, buns and pies, filling sandwiches, crispy waffles with cream and jam and ice cream. There is also a fantastic view of the lake from both inside and outside this café, which is only open in the spring and summer months.
Adresse: Borgåsund
Telefon: +46 70 440 03 29
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Brynolf Bagare

Brynolf Bagare is a family-owned bakery that sells delicious stone-baked bread, irresistible cakes and pastries, filling sandwiches and great salads.
Adresse: Smedjegatan 4
Telefon: +46 21 18 01 51
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Carlsson på Kajen

Come to Carlsson på Kajen during the summer and admire a wonderful view of the harbour and Lake Mälaren whilst enjoying a cup of coffee and a cake or a light lunch.
Adresse: Färjkajen, Östra hamnen
Telefon: +46 21 80 05 10
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Chantal's

At Chantal's you can enjoy light snacks, cakes and pastries, ice cream and delicious hot and cold drinks.
Adresse: Punkt shopping centre, Stora Gatan 15
Telefon: +46 21 12 50 22
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Espresso House

Espresso House have three cafés in central Västterås: at Hantverkargatan, at Västerås Centralstation and also in the mall Punkt. They serve coffee, cakes and pastries. All the bread and pastries are made in their own bakery.
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Global Living

Global Living is a cafe that also sells some interior design. All the cakes and pastries are homemade and they serve delicious ecological and fair trade coffee and tea.
Adresse: Smedjegatan 15
Telefon: +46 21 18 62 90
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Café Gränden

Café Gränden is situated in Sturegatan in the centre of Västerås and serves everything from coffee, pies, baguettes and salads to pasta dishes.
Adresse: Sturegatan 13
Telefon: +46 21 18 98 27
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Gudagott

Kafé Gudagott, the little Viking cafe at Frösåkers Brygga, serves homemade cakes and ice cream and delicious prawn sandwiches, all full of natural flavour and without unnecessary additives.
Adresse: Frösåkers Brygga 7
Telefon: +46 70 573 43 43
Åpningstider: Summertime
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Kajens Café

Kajens Café offers the best views of Lake Mälaren in Västerås. With its fantastic position on the shore of the lake, this is a popular place to visit for a meal or a cup of coffee.
Adresse: Mälargatan 4D
Telefon: +46 21 81 19 00
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Karlsgatan Kafé

Karlsgatan Kafé in Västerås serves delicious lunches and homemade cakes and pastries in a historic industrial setting under the same roof as art and culture.
Adresse: Karlsgatan 2
Telefon: +46 21 39 32 22
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Systrarna Ericsson

Systrarna Ericsson is one of the oldest patisseries in Västerås and dates back to the 1930s. It is situated in the shopping centre Gallerian and serves serves wonderful cakes and pastries and delicious sandwiches all made in its own bakery.
Adresse: Gallerian
Telefon: +46 21 40 30 80
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Allstar Västerås

At Allstar Västerås you can have a delicious meal or just hang out at the bar all while enjoying your favourite sports on the big screen. Allstar is a sports bar for the entire family, even the little ones! It offers a relaxing atmosphere with TV screens showing sports from all corners of the world.
Adresse: Punkt mall, Stora Gatan 7-21
Telefon: +46 21 14 30 30
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The Bishop's Arms

This international setting is perfect for people who like a crowded, relaxed atmosphere. The huge selection of whiskies and beers and the wide gastropub menu make it a great place for all occasions.
Adresse: Stora torget 19
Telefon: +46 21 10 28 50
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Bistro Gränden

Come in with your friends for a glass of wine with a deli meat platter or a beer. You can pop in on your way home from work or come later in the evening and enjoy some great music. If you just want a coffee, the bar serves freshly ground espresso, cappuccino and filter coffee.
Adresse: Smedjegatan 7
Telefon: +46 21 448 40 60
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The Circus

"The Circus" is the perfect place to spend time with friends and share a seafood and cheese platter together with a bobble of bubbly. At around 10pm the guest DJs pump up the volume and the pace as the partygoers glide in.
Adresse: Stora torget 3
Telefon: +46 21 13 65 01
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Nya Hattfabriken

A restaurant that is reminiscent of Västerås in a bygone era and that serves traditional Swedish fare in a former hat shop.
Adresse: Slottsgatan 8
Telefon: +46 21 13 65 01
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Publik

The decorative art style of 1929 is the source of inspiration for this nightclub. Together with its super modern dance floor and mature style of music, you are in for a sensational experience.
Adresse: Torggatan 1
Telefon: +46 21 18 91 93
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Hotel Plaza Lobby Bar

First Hotel Plaza is home to Västerås’ first lobby bar, where everyone is welcome to come for a bite to eat or a cup of coffee.
Adresse: Kopparbergsvägen 10
Telefon: +46 21 10 10 10
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Pitcher's

Pitcher's is a British-style pub situated in the heart of Västerås. Pitcher's is a city-centre pub where you can enjoy great food and drinks and interesting sport in an authentic and exclusive setting inspired by the British golf culture.
Adresse: Torggatan 4
Telefon: +46 21 13 10 20
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Västerås Tourist Center

Come and buy your souvenirs at Västerås Tourist Center! Whether you’re a tourist looking for a souvenir to take home or you’re planning to buy a present for a foreigner, then Västerås Tourist Center is the place to come. We stock souvenirs from Västerås, Västmanland and Sweden and also have a selection of Skultuna Brassworks products. Pay us a visit or get in touch and we’ll help you find the perfect souvenir!
Adresse: Kopparbergsvägen 1
Telefon: +46 21 39 01 00
Åpningstider: Monday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
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City centre

Västerås city centre has so much to offer everyone in the mood for shopping. There are several indoor shopping centres and masses of small independent shops and delicatessens as well as large international chains. The city’s squares are also thriving places of business with market stalls selling farm produce and flowers. Shop to your heart’s content in Västerås city centre!
Adresse: City centre
Åpningstider: Most of the shops open Mon–Fri 10am–7pm, Sat 10am–4pm & Sun noon–4pm
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Erikslund

This large retail park on the outskirts of Västerås boasts well-balanced mix of stores that include everything from big names within electronics and furniture to shops selling sports goods and pet supplies etc. The park is also home to Erikslund Shopping Center with plenty of clothes shops under the same roof as one of Sweden’s largest IKEA stores.
Adresse: Erikslund
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Erikslund Shopping Center

Almost 80 retailers and one of Sweden’s largest IKEA stores under the same roof! With such a huge variety of shops, cafés and restaurants, you are sure to find what you are looking for at Erikslund Shopping Center. Erikslund Shopping Center is located in the retail park Erikslund.
Adresse: Krankroksgatan 17
Telefon: +46 21 448 01 40
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Hälla

Hälla retail park boasts a number of large stores selling toys, electronics and food, an indoor shopping centre, a number of second-hand shops and several cafés and restaurants. Parking is free of charge and it’s easy to get from shop to shop.
Adresse: Hällagatan 14
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H&M

Erling Persson opened Sweden’s first Hennes & Mauritz store in Västerås in 1947. H&M sells the latest in fashion for men, women and children from its stores in Västerås: Vasagatan in the city centre, Erikslund Shopping Center and Hälla Shopping.
Adresse: Vasagatan 13
Telefon: +46 21 15 16 30
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Björnö Camping

Västerås husvagnsklubb (VHK) is a small and friendly family campsite on the island of Björnö. The campsite is situated just 100 m from the shallow sandy beach Björnöbadet, which also has a dog beach and a summer restaurant, and alongside exercise tracks and footpaths. Björnögården recreational centre is 1 km away and has a restaurant that is open all year round.
Adresse: Björnövägen
Telefon: +46 70 384 88 42
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Västerås Camping Ängsö

At Ängsö you can combine nature with culture. This campsite is close to Lake Mälaren and the surrounding countryside as well as Engsö Castle.
Adresse: Västerås Camping
Telefon: +46 171 44 10 43
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Gästhamn Camper Van Park

You can book a stop at the camper van park in Lögarängsvägen at the guest harbour. There are 15 spaces without electricity and include access to the service centre in the guest harbour.
Adresse: Västerås gästhamn och husbilsparkering, Lögarängsvägen
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Västerås Mälarcamping

This pleasant camping site on the shores of lake Mälaren is situated in a picturesque setting with recreational activities for the whole family. With the short distance of only 10 min by car or 5 km by bike to the city centre of Västerås this camping site offers you access to both the city and its shopping as well as they new action water park- Kokpunkten. The camping site offers something for everyone! Play beach volleyball, discover our miniture golf court, enjoy the beach, be adventurous at the palygrounds, relax in our sauna or just take a walk and appreciate the surroundings.
Adresse: Johannisbergsvägen, 725 91 Västerås
Telefon: + 46 771 10 12 00
Åpningstider: 1 January to 31 December
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Stockholm Västerås Airport (VST)

Stockholm-Västerås Airport is located five kilometres outside the city center, just a 15-minute drive from the city centre. The city bus number 3 goes to the airport, the bus leaves from the bus station as well as from the city center.
Adresse: Hässlö
Telefon: +46 21 80 56 00
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Public Transportation

The bus ervices run regularly from early morning to late evening on weekdays and until 3:30 am at weekends. Please note that the buses are cashless. Tickets can be purchased from most supermarkets and newsagents as well as Västerås Tourist Office or from the ticket machines placed in and around the city. It is also possible to buy monthly passes or 10 or 40 rides tickets. A single bus ticket within the city costs 26 SEK for adults and 13 SEK for seniors and children and youths up to the age of 20.
Adresse: Västerås Centralstation
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Taxi

There are several taxi companies in Västerås. Here is a selection. Taxi Västerås +46 21 18 50 00 www.taxivasteras.se Taxi Kurir +46 21 12 22 22 www.taxikurir.se Taxi Västmanland + 46 21 14 01 40
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Bicycle Rental

It is easy to get round Västerås on foot or by bike. The city has an amazing 380 km of cycle paths and in the summer you can rent a bike at the guest harbour, a short walk away from the city centre.
Åpningstider: May until September
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Telephone

Country code: +46 Area code: 021
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Electricity

230 V, 50 Hz
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Pharmacy

Apoteket Hjorten Stora gatan 34 72212 Västerås +46 771 450 450 Apoteket Hjärtat (Gallerian) Kopparbergsvägen 15 722 13 Västerås +46 771 450 450 Apoteket Gurkan Vasagatan 20 72215 Västerås +46 771 450 450 Kronans Droghandel (Igor) Vasagatan 25 722 15 Västerås +46 771 612 612
Telefon: Pharmacy drug awareness +46 20 66 77 66 (24/7)

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